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In the Word
In my Father’s house are many rooms; … I am going there to prepare a place for you (John 14:2).
Of the Word
Who said, “It’s very beautiful over there” just before he died?
When Thomas Edison briefly awoke from a coma he uttered the words, “It’s very beautiful over there.” Shortly thereafter he died.
Because Edison was considered to be a brilliant man, some might believe his words were significant. Others might even believe he had a glimpse of heaven before he died. But basing our eternal hope on the death–bed mutterings of one man is useless — unless that Man is the Son of God.
Christ’s last words from the cross were “It is finished” (John 19:30b). He had completed everything necessary for our salvation. His resurrection three days later proved His power over sin and death.
Remembering His promise to all believers gives us peace. “In my Father’s house are many rooms; … I am going there to prepare a place for you (John 14:2).
Walking with my Lord
Dear Lord Jesus, thank You for conquering death by giving Your life for me. Help me live for You, knowing that heaven is my eternal home. In Your name. Amen.
Mustard Seed: Simple Trust. Elaine Bickel, author. 22/29 ©2011 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. www.lwml.org
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